The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey

The Monkey Wrench Gang

Monkey Wrench Gang #1

Edward Abbey

fiction nature adventurous challenging funny medium-paced

421 pages | first published 1975

Description

Ed Abbey called The Monkey Wrench Gang, his 1975 novel, a "comic extravaganza." Some readers have remarked that the book is more a comic book than a real novel, and it's true that reading this incendiary call to protect the American wilderness req...
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Moods

adventurous 92%
funny 50%
tense 50%
dark 35%
emotional 21%
informative 21%
inspiring 21%
lighthearted 21%
reflective 21%
challenging 7%
hopeful 7%
mysterious 7%
sad 7%

Pace

medium 64%
fast 28%
slow 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 25% | Plot: 25%

Strong character development?

No: 41% | Yes: 41% | It's complicated: 16%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 50% | No: 28% | It's complicated: 21%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 61% | Yes: 30% | It's complicated: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 53% | No: 30% | It's complicated: 15%

Average rating

3.75